Conservative MP Tony Clement resigns Commons duties over sextortion scandal

Longtime Conservative MP Tony Clement is resigning his post as his party’s justice critic after admitting to sharing sexually explicit images and a video with an individual online.

“Over the last three weeks, I have shared sexually explicit images and a video of myself to someone who I believed was a consenting female recipient. The recipient was, in fact, an individual or party who targeted me for the purpose of financial extortion,” Clement said in a press statement.

“The RCMP are currently investigating the matter to determine the identity of the party responsible for the extortion attempt.”

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